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Highland-Pierron Fire Department plans “Youth Fire Academy”

Highland-Pierron Fire Department is planning its first-ever Youth Fire Academy for Friday, June 17 at Lindendale Park in Highland. Students will received hands-on experience performing skills firefighters use on real emergencies.
Highland-Pierron Fire Department is planning its first-ever Youth Fire Academy for Friday, June 17 at Lindendale Park in Highland. Students will received hands-on experience performing skills firefighters use on real emergencies. Courtesy photo

Highland-Pierron Fire Department is planning its first-ever Youth Fire Academy for Friday, June 17 at Lindendale Park in Highland.

Students will received hands-on experience performing skills firefighters use on real emergencies, including: laddering buildings, forcing doors open, cutting ventilation holes in a roof, moving hoses, and flowing water. Participants will not be placed inside any dangerous environments with live fires.

Registration is open to students who will be entering grades 7-10. They will be given the opportunity to learn and perform skills that firefighters use.

The academy will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost is $20. Registration is due by June 8. The event is limited to the first 80 participants to register, and each will receive lunch and a T-shirt. Visit hpfire.org/information.html for more information and a link to the registration form or find it attached to this article.

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